Protecting Victims From Domestic Violence

Building from the successful electronic monitoring trial for violence offenders
23 March 2022
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The Federal Government is committing a further $150 million to better protect victims from domestic violence.

After the success of Project Vigilance with the Tasmania Police to trial electronic monitoring of family violence offenders as part of the Women’s Safety Package – Technology Trials.
The bilateral electronic monitoring system uses GPS tracking devices to track offenders and victims in real-time, creating exclusion and buffer zones.

“The evaluation of the trial demonstrated a 76 per cent decrease of high-risk incidents, 81 per cent reduction of threats, 100 per cent decrease in reports of stalking and that 80 per cent of offenders did not re-offend in six months following the removal of the electronic monitoring device.”
Part of the funding includes a $104 million technology-focused package with additional funding for the eSafety Commission.

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